This page contains details of the meetings of our Area Groups, other HMRS meetings and our participation in events organised by others.

For directions and how to contact the Area Group Organiser go to the Area Groups page.

Mon.  2 December 18:30 for 19:00

London Area Group; Members evening and mince pies where members of the group give a 20 minute talk on a subject of interest to them.

Thur. 12 December 19:40 for 20:10 

Sussex Area Group; More from the Bill Jackson Archive (Colour from the 70s and 80s) Presented by Brian Jackson.

Fri. 13 December 19:30

Essex Area Group; Christmas DIY, at which members are invited to give a ten-minute presentation about their latest model or research.

Sat. 21 December 14:30

Bristol Area Group; Christmas Social Bring your own mince pies etc.


Mon.  6 January 18:30 for 19:00

London Area Group; The Kings Cross Railway Lands. Peter Darley will introduce the station; goods depot; locomotive sheds; competition between horse, man and machine; handling of coal and general merchandise; the high point of steam, and the decline of railway use. The talk places the Railway Lands in a broad London and national context, as for example in the role of coal duties to fund London’s infrastructure.

Thu. 9 January 20:10

Sussex Area Group; KK’s Rail roving in 2019. Presented by Keith Carter.

Sat. 25 January 14:30

Bristol Area Group; Member’s Presentations (please advise organizer).

Wed. 29 January 19:30

Bletchley Area Group“3 line whip” - 3 talks, Tony Manktelow, Alan Rhodes and Ted Sadler.

Fri. 31 January 19:30

Essex Area Group; Visit to Geoff Ashdown’s “Tower Pier” EM gauge  railway.

Thu. 13 February 20:10

Sussex Area Group; To be arranged.

Sat. 22 February 14:30

Bristol Area Group; Arun Quay and the Art of Compromise, Gordon Gravett.

Wed. 26 February 19:30

Bletchley Area Group; Talk to be arranged.

Fri. 28 February 19:30

Essex Area Group; You Can’t Do It Like That Now - A Researcher’s Tale, John Watling.

Mon. 2 March 18:30 for 19:00

London Area Group; The Bricklayers Arms Branch including the MPD and goods yard, Tony Riley

Thu. 12 March 20:10

Sussex Area Group; BR Mark 1 stock particularly on the Southern.  An illustrated talk by Mike King.

Sat. 21 March 14:30 Note Change of Date

Bristol Area Group; Chris Youett annual visit of vintage colour slides. 

Wed. 25 March 19:30

Bletchley Area GroupTalk to be arranged.

Fri. 27 March 19:30

Essex Area Group; The Raven Pacifics, John Shaw.

Thu. 9 April 20:10

Sussex Area Group; To be arranged.

Fri. 24 April 19:30

Essex Area Group; “Gauge O Guild DVDs”, Dan Glading.

Sat. 25 April 14:30

Bristol Area Group; 75 Years of Railway Photography, Part 3, Philip J Kelly.

Wed. 29 April 19:30

Bletchley Area GroupTalk to be arranged.

Thu. 14 May 20:10

Sussex Area Group; The Maunsell Locomotive Society, an illustrated talk by David Jones.

Sat. 23 May 14:30

Bristol Area Group; Gauge O Guild DVDs (Bank Holiday Weekend).

Society AGM, venue to be decided.

Wed. 27 May 19:30

Bletchley Area Group; “Evening out” - to be arranged.

Fri. 29 May 19:30

Essex Area Group; Constructing Industrial Locomotives in EM gauge, Stuart Firth.

Mon. 1 June 18:30 for 19:00

London Area Group; LMS Electrics, this will include all the former LMS and constituent companies electrified lines. David Brown.

Thu. 11 June 20:10

Sussex Area Group; To be arranged.

Summer outing

Bletchley Area Group; Summer 2020 day out - date & venue to be confirmed.

Summer outing

Essex Area Group; Summer 2020 day out - date & venue to be confirmed.

Fri. 31 July 19:30

Essex Area Group; Visit to Bob Page’s “Wateringbury” EM gauge railway.

Fri. 25 September 19:30

Essex Area Group; Private owner wagons of East Anglia, Nigel Bowdidge.

Wed. 30 September 19:30

Bletchley Area Group; Talk to be arranged.

Mon. 5 October 18:30 for 19:00

London Area Group; Group Wagons in BR days - Part 2, David Larkin

Wed. 28 October 19:30

Bletchley Area GroupTalk to be arranged.

Fri. 30 October 19:30

Essex Area Group; The Life and Times of the Eastern Counties Railway, Peter Jones.

Wed. 27 November 18:30 (Note earlier time)

Bletchley Area Group; An evening of discussion and viewing members' current modelling projects.

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